Chinese plantain

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    Chinese plantain @ Jogasaki coast

Basic information

Flower Name
Chinese plantain
Formal Name
Plantago asiatica
Alias
Chinese plantain, Arnoglossa, Plantain
Habitat
Eurasia
Morph
annual grass

Comment

Chinese plantain ,scientific name:Plantago asiatica, is a perennial weed of plantain Plantago grow from spring autumn, Japan national path. Where other plants can't grow the sturdy construction also being stepped on, is known as a typical live in cool do has. The leaves are of Rosetta. Bloom's plain white or purple flowers on short stems from stretched spikes. Mature seeds are dried and used as a diuretic, antidiarrheal and cough medicines.

Common name: Chinese plantain,Scientific name:Plantago asiatica,Another name: Psyllium ,Origin: Asia, Europe ,Distribution: Japan National Road, footpath, wasteland,Life type: perennial,Grass height: 10-20 cm , only leaves: root-shaped leaves, leaf, Rosetta, leaf shape: oval-broad ovoid, petiole: long petiole of the leaf length: 5-15 cm , Leaf: waveform ,hermaphrodite flowers, radially, floret, inflorescence: spikes, female mature, Corolla and calyx: tubular in Tip 4 crack, stem length: 10-30 cm, spikes: 3-7 pieces, places flowers: spikes on the floret ,length:0.3~0.5cm, the flowering time: April to October, Flower color: white or purple, Calyx: 4, Number of stamens: 4, Anther color: white, pale purple ,Fruit types: capsule and ripens fruit (lid fruits), fruit diameter: length cone, seed number: 5, usage: cough medicines, note: wind-pollinated

Detailed information

Order
Lamiales
Family
Plantaginaceae
Genus
Plantago
Species
P. asiatica
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Tubular
Leaf type
Broad ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
Plain/fleet
Color
Violet, White
Season
AprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Height
10 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter
0.3 ~ 0.5

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